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Samuel A. Magee
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Tom Moran
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Charles, Duke of Trippingham
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Edna Van Dyke
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Clark - Composer / Vocalist
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Joe Flugelman
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Arthur Skinner
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Clark
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Taxi Driver
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Mr. Fox
George Cockerill ...
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Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen Rosie O'Grady. To get her own back she announces that Sam is in fact her real suitor. He in turn has a song about Rosie published and something of an Irish brawl develops via his paper and her stage show. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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1 October 1943 (USA)  »

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En fästman för mycket  »

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$1,185,000 (estimated)
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A slightly reworked version of Love Is News (1937), a screwball comedy made during the 1930s starring Tyrone Power and Loretta Young. See more »

Connections

Remade as That Wonderful Urge (1948) See more »

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The Wishing Waltz
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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...Betty Grable at her loveliest...
28 September 1998 | by (Palo Alto, California) – See all my reviews

...."Sweet Rosie O'Grady" and "Mother Wore Tights" were Betty Grable's favorites of her films. It is easy to see why they are. "Sweet Rosie" is just possibly Betty at her peak. To give credit where credit is due, Betty's peak lasted a remarkably long time. In this Betty is an established star in England returning to the United States. Robert Young is a newspaper reporter who dredges up her less than glamorous beginnings as a singer in a beer garden. They then proceed to scrap and humiliate each other right through the whole film. Reginald Gardnier is the guy who loses Betty. He must have liked Betty a whole lot. He lost her in a total of six films. Certainly no one could call him a quitter. He does get Betty's maid as a sort of consolation prize. Betty and Robert Young do finally resolve their differences and admit they like each other a lot. The whole thing is brisk and colorful--and like all Betty Grable films: a lot of fun.


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